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Today's Opinions

  • Rockwell: Finding common ground

    In my last column, I issued a call for our local officials to work against the polarization we are witnessing at the national level, to maintain civility in our public life and to cooperate on solving problems. That’s asking a lot. We should ask no less of ourselves.  
    Imagine you are a state legislator, and all the calls and letters you receive on an issue can easily be put in two stacks — vote for this bill, vote against this bill. Many of us encourage partisanship by being unwilling to compromise ourselves.  

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks to Evergreen Fire/Rescue for use of auditorium
    Editor:
    EAS+Y (Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability) thanks Evergreen Fire/Rescue for making its training and administration building available to the public for meetings and events. This facility, with a state-of-the-art auditorium and classroom space is a valuable community asset, which is available to local nonprofit organizations at no cost.

  • Webb: Standing up for small businesses, education

    Republicans took a pretty hard beating in last November’s election, especially in Jefferson County. However, we actually did elect a new Republican officeholder last November.

    Rep. Colin Larson is one of Jefferson County’s new representatives in the Colorado General Assembly. He represents House District 22, which is in South Jeffco and the Ken Caryl area. He grew up in South Jeffco and graduated from Colorado College.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks for supporting Salvation Army
    Editor:

    The Evergreen Salvation Army Service Extension Unit wishes to extend an enormous thank you to our wonderful community for both donating to the kettle bell fundraiser over the holidays and for helping with ringing the bell.

    Through our local community support, Salvation Army raised over $48,000; 95 percent of which will stay right here to help our neighbors in need. 

    Thank you and well done, Evergreen.

    Nancy Judge
    Evergreen

  • Glass: EnrollJeffco offers parents, students broader options

    One important concept in a business transaction is “friction.” Basically, this is anything that slows down someone from making a purchase — and the more friction in a purchase, the less likely someone will actually follow through on it.

    Enrolling a student in school has been a decidedly friction-filled experience. This is especially true for families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their assigned neighborhood public school.

  • Romberg: Polis pitches campaign promises in budget

    Gov. Jared Polis had a busy first week. After being sworn into office and giving a general inaugural address, he had just two days before presenting his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly.

    As you would expect, the speech included many of the things that Polis emphasized during his campaign, but the priorities were further honed and, in some cases, included more details about how he intends to pursue his agenda.

  • Rorher: What gets measured gets done
  • Hicks: Giving back through a Random Act of Catering

    I don’t know Chris Kilcullen all that well, but he knows the situation quite well. After all, he’s been there.
    There was a period of time — 2009, during the recession, to be exact — when the Evergreen resident lost everything: his house, his job and his entire life savings. Gone. Kaput.
    “We could barely put food on the table much less buy Christmas gifts,” Kilcullen recalled.
    Imagine that? I’m sure, at one time or another, we all could’ve been or have been there. I know I’ve been there.